Health Care Fraud

South Texas Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Attorneys

Perhaps an inside "whistleblower" contacted law enforcement. Maybe a government audit raised red flags. One client was ambushed by 60 Minutes. Whatever drew the attention of federal investigators, it is critical to respond promptly and forcefully to allegations of health care fraud.

The Reed Law Firm, PLLC, provides a vigorous defense to medical providers and private companies accused of defrauding the government through false claims. We understand that you have everything to lose — your freedom, your professional license or livelihood, and your reputation in the community.

If state or federal authorities are making inquiries or made an arrest, contact us immediately.

Health Care Fraud Defense by Former Prosecutors

Based in Harris County, we take cases across South Texas from Houston and Corpus Christi to San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. In fact, the majority of our active Medicaid and Medicare fraud cases are centered in Harlingen, Brownsville, McAllen and surrounding communities of the Valley.

We have represented doctors, chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists and other medical professionals accused of fraud. We have also represented home health care companies, ambulance companies, medical supply companies and other businesses that bill Medicare or Medicaid for health care services or durable medical equipment (DME).

Our veteran trial lawyer, Eric Reed, is former Assistant U.S. Attorney with substantial experience on both sides of fraud prosecutions. He knows how to gauge the strength of the government's evidence and challenge the prosecutor's assumptions. If we are involved early, we can sometimes avoid charges through pre-indictment intervention. In many cases, authorities have already swooped in to make arrests and seize records.

We have handled all types of health care fraud allegations;

  • Anti-Kickback Violations
  • Overbilling, doubling billing and unbundling
  • Billing for phantom patients or services never rendered
  • Phantom claims for durable medical equipment
  • "Pill mill" operations

Our legal team works to position clients for a resolution that avoids prison, loss of medical license, a felony conviction and the other fallout. We explore alternative explanations to the alleged fraud to convince prosecutors of honest billing errors and lack of criminal intent or ill gain. We examine every facet of the arrest, search and seizure to ensure authorities observed our clients' rights.

Houston Health Care Fraud Defense Attorneys

If we cannot make the charges go away, we are prepared to negotiate for a lesser punishment or defend you at trial. Contact us today to discuss your case with experienced white collar crime lawyers.